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CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
substantial tax revenue without raising taxes through economic activity, through job creation. further and perhaps most importantly, it will help put our country within striking range of a long-sought goal -- true energy security. for the first time in generations, the united states with its friend and ally canada will have the capacity to produce more energy than we use, reducing or eliminating our reliance on the middle east and other volatile parts of the world. the argument has been advanced that the oil sands will increase carbon emissions and that failing to build the keystone x.l. will somehow reduce emissions. but let's look at that claim. that's the other piece. let's look at the environmental aspects of this project. today, more than 80% of all new recovery in the oil sands is being accomplished in situ, a technology that makes oil sands carbon footprint comparable to conventional drilling. in fact, the oil sands industry has reduced greenhouse gas emissions per barrel of oil produced by an average of 26% since 1990, with some facilities achieving reductions as high as 50%. t
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2013 8:00pm EST
direction to help make life work for more families. another step we can take is on taxes. there's a lot of talk about taxes in washington right now. for most families, tax preparation is hard and is time-consuming. this time of year especially. think about it. think what they're going through. what tax form are you supposed to fill out? is it more beneficial to file jointly or as a married couple or separately? is a truck or gas mileage deductible? are you forgetting something the irs will give you credit for? and in 1935, the form 1040 was accompanied by a two-page instruction booklet. today, taxpayers have to wade through over 100 total pages of instructions. just filling out a w4 at a knew job is confusing. you really shouldn't need a work sheet to see how many dependents you have. chairman dave camp and his committee are already underway in their efforts to responsibly rewrite the nation's tax laws, as an education policy, health care and all else, tax reform should reflect the priority of working families, and the future they're trying to shape for their kids. if nothing else,
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 9:00am EST
help make life work for families. another step we can take is on taxes. there's a lot of talk about taxes in washington right now. for most families, tax preparation is hard and it is time-consuming. this time of year especially. think about it, think what they're going through. what tax from are you supposed to fill out, is a more beneficial to file jointly or as a married couple or separately? is a truck or gas mileage deductible or are you forgetting something that the irs gives credit for? in 1935, the form 1040 was a concrete but a to instruction booklet. today, taxpayers have got to wade through over 100 total pages of instructions. just filling out at w-4 at a new job is confusing. you really shouldn't need a worksheet to see how many dependents you have. chairman dave camp and his committee are already underway in their effort to responsibly rewrite the nation's tax law. as in education policy, health care and all else, tax reform should reflect the priority of working families, and the future their time to shape for the kids. if nothing else, we must stop putting special in
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
questions. one, hamid karzai and david cameron had a meeting to spend a six-month deadline on tax of the taliban. two ambition i pakistan was a political party functioning in society? and two, to think the footprint strategy is fun for the united states in afghanistan long-term? >> the first one is to speak to in terms of where they see the taliban up but i love all an integrated in the mainstream of society. they do have constitutional obligations they seem to uphold that we are also looking with the united states transitions and if ken estanislao. there is a timeline as well in an election to be held in afghanistan. so these are processes and political decisions they must make themselves. and when i say this, i do want to point to the historic ship that pakistan is proactively making. our government has been clear, including all of our stakeholders, which includes the military that pakistan is going to strenuously support all efforts of stabilizing afghanistan and bringing peace to the region because that is the know our vital interests. we live right they are and it's stable and p
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 7:00am EST
make clear, this is not a tax. this is a benefit. and i would make two points. i would make two points in respect to this specific case that he raises. first of all, all the time and labour was in government, if you were in a private sector rented home and you in receipt of housing benefits, you did not get any benefit for empty rooms but i think that is important. so it is only fai that we treat people in social housing the same way. the second point i'd make is that anyone is away from home, and, obviously, the earnings are not counted and, therefore, the benefits of that person are likely to go up. >> ed miliband. >> mr. speaker, i look forward to them explaining to allison why her paying 25 pounds a week more from april is not a tax on her. [shouting] >> and as for his point, and as for his point about the private renters have to, i think he misunderstands the point of social housing. after this purpose, part of this purpose is to protect the most vulnerable. and according to the governments own figures, and according to the governments own figures, two-thirds of the people
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 7:00am EST
facing the new tax penalties imposed by the affordable care act. [applause] the federal law allows us to shift mental health and other state spending to medicaid sources, saving the general fund nearly $25 million over the biennium. over the next six years, this comprehensive approach will create up to 8,000 new health care jobs and inject over a half billion dollars into our state's economy. and, as i've noted before, we must reduce taxes on businesses to help them bear the increased costs of the affordable care act. but the issue of long-term health care costs remain. as such, i believe we must ask certain medicaid patients to make a modest contribution toward the cost of their own care, and i will insist that nevada be able to opt out of the medicaid expansion program in future years should circumstances change. [applause] beyond medicaid my budget provides additional funding for our state's most vulnerable citizens. it includes more support for autism and early intervention services, piloting 24/7 mental health can care in southern nevada and increased community-based services for ne
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
perceptions of the sales tax or consumption taxes it will be easy to a minister. there is a role for the tax collector, and if you look at any state law you will see the car phone of exemptions, and they are as complex as some of those tax preferences we have in our code. discipline will be required on a consumption tax just as it would for an income-tax. ♪ a little bit. and that is the nature of accounting systems and how they influenced the development of tax policy. if i go all the way back to the history of conversion from a tariff to an income tax, what really makes this possible is the growth of the modern corporation or the modern business because they develop the accounting system, keep track of who has wages and for them to operate efficiently and need to keep track of it. that is the financial accounting that acquires them to keep track of income, and the government that is able to latch on to these accounting systems and really rely upon them to enforce code. in truth it is the large business, large charity, larger organization that is the main instrument for impleme
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 10:00pm EST
larger family, you need to spend a lot more money and get a bigger car. this is the biggest tax in the world but it's a small tax and one of the measures with a car seat is pro-child and objectively anti-family. >> host: what about some of the other social forces leaning in this direction? for example working women, women going to college and all those things pushing us toward a world of having a child could be more difficult for some. >> guest: it could probably be run up against biology. anything that pushes your average age of first births backwards ultimately is going to push you to have fewer children. the average age of first birth is about 28 years old, 29 years old. it used to be about 22 and part of this as we is we made college virtually required for middle-class both men and women and as you push back the age of first family formations of people can really think about getting married right out of college to 22 and april used to be married and settled and ready to begin family life. again you start pushing that horizon where you might be having children further back and this
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 7:30am EST
determined to do. >> one of my constituents has learned that when the bedroom tax is introduced she will have 24 pounds a week to live on. she is so anxious about how she's going to manage. she is having cognitive behavior therapy. but her anxiety is totally understandable. does the prime minister agree with me that those who should be receiving the cognitive behavior therapy are the ones, namely his ministers, who think she could live on 24 pounds? >> i think the party opposite does have to address the fact that for 13 years in government they were perfectly content to have a housing benefit system for people who lived in private sector housing where there was no extra benefit for empty rooms. and i cannot understand why they count it unfair to have one rule for people who have the benefit of socializing with logan and another one for people in private sector accommodation. week after week the labour mps and the labour leader comes here of posing this benefit change, that benefit change, and everything we do to deal with the mess that they left. and then tell they can learn that they ha
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
package of short term spending cuts and tax reforms off the pending sequester cuts. he will come to the cameras at 1:15 eastern. you will see that online at c-span.org. more talk about the budget a little bit later today as the head of the congressional budget office, douglas elmendorf will talk about the release of the annual budget and economic outlook. that will be live from cbo headquarters at 2:00 p.m. eastern. we'll have it here on c-span2. also congressman patrick meehan and other house democrats will brief reporters on legislation to combat gun trafficking. that will be live at 2:00 p.m. eastern on our companion network, c-span3. >> the single thing that coolidge did that we want to remember, when he left office, the budget was lower than when he came in. that's the story for us now in a period where we're concerned, well, how did he do that? the economy grew a lot. maybe more than 3% sometimes. unemployment was below 5% the budget was balanced due to his own parsimony. how did i manage to make the budget go lower? how did that help the economy? a lot pause he got the govern
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
subsidy started with tax credit that people get from housing. then we started on a new path like the community reinvestment act, which forced banks to get into the low income high risk lending business and banks have no business being in that business because we are letting other people money. the banks should not be in a high-risk lending system. the really big event actually happened in september 1999. bill clinton who was president at the time made it mandatory, he said, okay, freddie mac and fannie mae. you have to have at least half your loans and affordable housing. that was a very dramatic announcement because of the size of fannie and freddie. an article in "the new york times" identified the involvement in this issue. freddie and fannie were so vague that there is no way they can meet this goal without reducing lending standards. so if they had achieved that goal, they would be taking so much risk and that could happen and they are so big that they could take out the whole u.s. financial system. nine years later, it happened. when they fail, they owed $5 trillion and they ha
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am EST
. this is what has enabled us to cross borders to have a single currency and the euro to set up a tax on financial transactions. this is enhanced cooperation. it's open to everyone. everyone who wants to come on board. and one day perhaps we can all gather around this principle, and this year, the european parliament will have a big part to play because by means of its scrutiny it will ensure that the whole thing hangs together. i, too, want to make europe more comprehensible. i call for budget integration, tax integration, social integration. it's of there. it calls for stronger political union. because otherwise it will be too weak. in other words, we need a eurozone government. we need new financial instruments to enable us to take action on a budget for the eurozone, which links up to the budget of the european union, and all of that must be subject to the scrutiny of the european parliament, and national parliament, too. i hope that next year's european elections will be a time for a great debate on the future of europe, which will enable us to decide what policies we want to con
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 9:00am EST
house hold us back on and in the senate a day later. but what do they do? they raised taxes, didn't cut spending, and essentially postponed some of the other issues, like the debt ceiling, which was going to come up very quickly in the new year, and now has been postponed to may 19. we also have a sequestration but was postponed for two months and that's coming back at the end of february. and if that wasn't enough we have a c.r., since we don't pass budgeting now, we governed by c.r. we have a continuing resolution debate and vote coming up on or before the 27th of march. so what we have done is we've spread these crises out over the course of the whole first half of the year and that's going to be difficult for the economy to manipulate, because as we start istartto see fundamental improvt elsewhere, we will see continued refocusing on the inability of our government to come to terms with its spending, it's taxes, and its debt and deficit. and that will continually, i believe, while markets and call into question some of the more optimistioptimisti c factors that we are seeing. i'd li
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 11:00pm EST
suggest the roth option might lead to higher levels of wealth accumulation because the taxes have been taken out of the front end. truthfully we need much by research to the question. >> i would agree with that. senator enzi, we haven't done extensive research. we see powerful resource with the roth ira and the roth plan for incremental savings coupled with audio. i don't have distinctive research at this point. >> i hope we stay in effect with possibilities. what is the amount of regulation and the possibility for liability. that's it to think small businessman tony to keep them from going into this. i used to do the accounting primarily for fire when k. and do fairness testing. packets into other top executives are getting paid more in saving more versus the other people. do you have anything hessians for ways the regulation could be made simpler perhaps for small business? mr. moslander come you are dating to that. >> sure they regulation is the typical name, especially when fiduciary response ability. one of them are created and unintended positive consequences can put it else
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
region, and if you start seeing the tax like the one that we saw in algeria, that is when to cause some impact economically you are going to see that. the other thing is there is -- i will use france as an example from the four ret base you have 10% of the french population is of some percentage in north africa whether it is first, second, third, fourth generation. you have individuals from within these groups that are sympathetic to the cause or the islamist cause in the region. if you keep this unchecked what you have is a migration flow of the attacks in europe. people with dual citizenship is, whether they are carrying a french passport or whatever passport. so you know, you've got to look at this in a holistic way. also, if we continue to allow this black market to fester, that's going to continue. a good chunk of cocaine going into europe is coming through the plains and keeps growing and growing. so there are multiple factors we can go on and on but we have to look at this holistically. the other thing is i always used the balloon theories. we've done a wonderful job of goin
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
corporate tax rates in the world. 35% of the federal level when you had sued have local taxes it's much higher than the employer and job creators here in america. how it impacts business is, including how it can be fact driven to decision regarding where to locate manufacturing facilities or how much to invest in r&d, how business investment higher competitiveness be impacted if we eliminated corporate tax altogether such as my job actives. the jobs that will reduce corporate taxes to zero in capital gains taxes to zero and partially would be huge economic boom instead of raising taxes would raise taxpayers with good paying jobs. as you please discuss that? >> i will not disagree with your final conclusion. i also know it brings the double taxation dialogue, especially in difficult times. i think the conclusion that you're alluding to in the question is very clear. we compete against companies headquartered in taiwan, for example, and some of them virtually have zero tax rate. so if we try to operate investors are working against some number incrementally to 35% level and you've got sha
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
of raising taxes. they pay taxes but you can check with the social security department. there is a large fund that goes i counted four. they don't know who to attribute the money to because people have contributed to i think we need to do comprehensive immigration reform so when they pay taxes it goes into the right account and it helps to fund and fuel our economy. i want the mayor and the state and the federal government to garner those tax dollars and not to be in the pockets of some unscrupulous employer that isn't taxing them but not sending them money. plus given the 1986 legislation, we all know that there was an increase in the urning devotee of the undocumented. everybody keeps talking about innovation. let me give you a little innovation. whiteaker that the uncertainty of the market and what we do at the congress. the uncertainty about what we do and what that causes for the financial market . i just want everybody to think for one moment. what do you think about the uncertainty in the life of 11 million undocumented workers when you give them certainty? i will tell you w
CSPAN
Feb 3, 2013 3:00pm EST
. parfait we all know about the tax that's gone up significantly to the taipei and, she pays it, i pay on her behalf, she pays it. right now 20 million coming up to 25% of the burden goes up to subsidizing health care. 10% going to 15% of the tax burden goes to finance medicaid. the point is that when you add all this money and it is a flood of money. why does it matter? the reason it matters is our health care system is so inefficient that the average person not only could afford their health care bill would save an enormous amount of we transferred this back to the expanded customer. we are not going to do it, but enormously changes your perspective on what is happening. now a lot of you may be thinking that well, what about those that can't afford it? what about those that don't have a job? we spent around $850 million on subsidizing medicare and medicaid. it's what we spent last year and we will spend this year. you could give 100 million americans, $8,500 in year with that money. the family of four that is $30,000, give it to them every year of their life. so in fact you could tak
CSPAN
Feb 3, 2013 9:00am EST
speak now still do not charge sales tax. we cannot afford to give the discounts, and we are required to collect the tax. so we're not playing on a level playing field. however, having said all of that, i truly believe that the public perception of giant corporations is changing, that people understand the importance of supporting a local endeavor which hires local people, pays local taxes, is involved with the local community, and i am very proud of the 15 colleagues that work here with me and mary. we have a remarkable scientific community both here and, of course, in las alamos. alas, they lost their independent bookstore about a month ago. so we do a great deal with science and theory and a great deal with philosophy. this is a deeply religious city. people are anxious to know about other religions, so religion does well. this whole wall behind me is paperback fiction, and that rolls out in here on a steady basis both to locals and to visitors who want something light to read while they're traveling and nothing too terribly important. the opera breakfast meets here all winter long be
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
raising taxes. [applause] so please, let's stand together and let's stand together with the over 2500 construction workers. we want to put to work building world class schools across the state for our world class workforce and while we're at it, let's make sure those 2500 plus construction workers newly employed by the jobs bill, are our friends and our neighbors. right now we have a law on the book that is supposed to require that at least half of the workers on any construction project funded by state or local taxpayer dollars be montana residents but it is riddled with loopholes and it is not enforceable. when taxpayer money is funding a project, let's put montana companies and montana workers first. [applause] again, together we can work together to close these loopholes, expand the requirement to all projects too, not just construction. and let's also significantly increase the proportion of montana workers required on any state or locally-funded project. i hope you'll join representative amanda curtis and i to pass this measure so we can put more money into the hands of mon
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am EST
you really like may not pay benefits or taxes, that people may not ask for this, employees may not ask for this. it's really uncharted territory. and, of course, there are abuses that we, some of them we read about in the media and i'm sure many others we don't. and the big picture, as maureen mentioned, this is one of the fastest growing areas in the economy, caregiving. the baby boomers just started turning 65, that's a huge demographic movement in the economy that will drive this industry, and yet you have wage pressures all around for home health ailds in particular. much of the funding comes from medicaid, the government. we know the budget pressures there. and the individual employers' side you have budget pressures because it's not just caregivers, but other people in increasingly low-wage jobs. just to put some numbers on what maureen mentioned, 21% of job losses during the recent reis session but 58% of new jobs in the recovery. so how can domestic work, largely unregulated, provide not just job, but decent jobs that will keep these workers out of poverty, or what are the
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
. current discussions about tax reform would lead us to expect the policy makers would use the process for the opportunity to strengthen their retirement system and improve its effectiveness. we believe that much can be accomplished by strengthening and building on our existing retirement programs such as social security, employer sponsored plans, financially innovative products incentives for longer work and increased financial education and planning there is new research showing american workers are not saving enough. even at research institutes retirement security projection model for 2012 shows 44% of baby boomers and generation x won't have enough retirement income to cover basic retirement expenses and uninsured health costs. the shortfall the average savings deficit for a single female is little over $133,000. that's the additional amount a single female would on average need to save by age 65 to eliminate the shortfall. the recent economic crisis has made it even more difficult. the low contribution rates and the lack of understanding of the need for the comprehensive retiremen
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 5:00pm EST
us relief from these payments. but at the same time they are not offering to pay back the tax payers. and so it is an important point to say the companies have got to understand the situation. they cannot be paid as if they are standing on their own 2 feet, and i to be part of the problem is that a lot of these companies want there to be no public memory of the bailout. they want people to say yes that happens but now it's over and we've moved on and everything is well that everything is not well in america. we are still recovering slowly and we are still covering these companies and still continuing to put them on our shoulder and so it is not business as usual. >> host: ms. romero, you mentioned to fold, the treasury is signing off on the executive pay which sigtarp has called excessive and also the responsibility of the companies. why should the company's not ask for more money? why should they ask for less? to play the devil's advocate the ask, the treasury denies. >> guest: at some point they have to take responsibility and realize they came to the government and said they loved
CSPAN
Feb 3, 2013 9:00pm EST
basically your taxes pay for the government to free the day care center so you can then drop your kids off while you go to work. sort of a circular sounding system and it shows the actual effect is pretty small on fertility. for every 25% increase in the government spending on these programs there isn't a 0.6 increase on the rate in the short term so what is the difference then between france and the countries that you see the rates are much lower around 1.3 or 1.5 and the difference is cultural life think. we have places where there is a longstanding commitment to try to make family life work and the of been obsessed with all this demographic stuff right after the first world war. so it helps to take things seriously over the long haul in the demographic tide. >> host: i would like to come back to the things that countries are trying and what works and what doesn't. but let's back up a little bit and talk about the cause. what role does religion played? it seems to be an important predictor who is going to have children and who is not, but not religion in the sense of relief, but
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 8:00am EST
somebody else's life. it's an area that just so thed to pass -- just voted to tax themselves so we could have better health care and better schools and better transportation. they look at washington and don't understand the fight in a lot of ways. >> host: specifically when it comes to technology-related issues, though, do you hear anything that your constituents -- >> guest: well, yes. there is concern about innovation and the role that current law has in the area of copyright and patent in stifling innovation. that's difficult to remedy. we had a patent bill that i actually ended up not voting for last year having worked on it for the years -- for 12 years that really didn't do what we'd hoped it would do. we've got an overarching scheme on copyright enforcement that is probably not that positive in term ors of technology -- terms of technology innovation. i'm sure you all remember the sopa brouhaha of last year. we stopped the overreach from the copyright max laws, but the technology companies -- i'm just talking about individuals who are inventing things and creating things --
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
of entitlement programs. he's a great generator for deficit. there's a lot of talk of taxes and so forth. that is a job in the pocket if you look at the real driver of our deficit and debt of unfunded liabilities are entitlement programs. to say the things we have to reform. the only party that's meeting after has been the republican party. your highness pasty pledges to do with medicare's. the senate democrats haven't passed a budget in four years. >> host: what does it say that ronald reagan is the point of reference in the party? >> guest: it shows that a huge monumental figure he was. not just what he did in the world, but to the republican party. he fundamentally reshaped the republican party in lots and lots of ways and this time has gone on, he's grown in the imagination of the republican party and he should. he was one of the great presidents of the 20th century. there's a lot to learn both in terms of principle stands in terms of countenance and tone, the way he carried himself. he was a man of extraordinary grace and dignity. he was really by his opponents and never retur
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
because it taxes place on a reservation. this epidemic is so great that now these people involved in sex trafficking, in drug trafficking are targeting rest -- reservations and these women because they know they won't get prosecuted, they know this. so we are allowing an untolerable situation to grow in great extremes simply because we aren't working together with a tool. i get that many of my colleagues may not understand the history of tribal law and the history of our country in securing a relationship with tribes and the treaties that we signed. again, as i said before, this is a relationship that we have preserved for the federal government and the federal government is saying this is how we can best solve these crimes by getting the help and support of tribal jurisdictions. i want to say to my colleagues on the other side of the aisle, because i have heard some of them say that somehow this violates the civil liberties of non-native americans if these crimes happen in indian country, nothing could be farther from the truth. first of all, all tribal courts also adhere to the indian
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 9:00am EST
going to reduce our deficit, what kind of tax plans we're going to have, how we are going to make sure that every child is getting a great education, the doctor, it is very encouraging to me that you turned out so well by your mom not letting you watch tv. i'm going to tell my daughters that. [laughter] in the midst of all these debates, we must keep that same humility that dr. king and lincoln them washington and all our great leaders understood is at the core of true leadership. in a democracy is as big and as diverse as ours, we will encounter every opinion. and our task as citizens, whether we are leaders in government or business, or spreading the word, to spend our days with open hearts and open minds, to seek out the truth that exists in an opposing view, and to find the common ground that allows for us as a nation, as a people, to take real and meaningful action. and we have to do that humbly, for no one can know the full and encompassing mind of god. and we have to do it everyday, not just at the prayer breakfast. i have to say, this is now our fifth prayer breakfast, and
CSPAN
Feb 3, 2013 11:00am EST
among executives at kodak, and a few other companies, they want to go to get salaries tax deferred come high earners were talking about. and somebody goes to congress and then eventually there's this little code put into the tax in the late 1970 called the 401(k). these high-end executives get the right to put some of the money aside on a tax-deferred basis. no one thinks he think about this, except for one man, an attorney. and he sees that one should just be high-end executives? issued to all of us. he gets the reagan administration did agree with his viewpoint. this takes place by the time, early 1980s, then the next part which almost nobody foresaw is the idea that, wait a minute, you don't have to get people in pensions, to request the 401(k)s are really a good substitute for pensions. this is where the corporate cost cutters start creeping in and they said if you're going to match 3% to 6%, it's a lot cheaper than funding of pension. and besides, a lot of people won't sign up anyway so don't worry about the 6%. so and should over a period of many years, the numbers drift down to w
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 9:00am EST
and state tax and budget issues. he's also testified to congress on fiscal issues many times and articles on tax and budget was have appeared in the "washington post," "the wall street journal" and other major newspapers. is the author and co-author of articles. last but not least we have alex nowrasteh. he is at the center for prosperity. writer that he was the immigration policy analyst at the competitive enterprise institute. his work has appeared in "the wall street journal" and "boston globe," "huffington post." he's also appeared on fox news and bloomberg and numerous other television and rail stations. with that i will turn the podium over to david. >> thank you, laura, and thanks for all of you for being here. it's good to have you. my colleagues going to talk about specific policy issues in the areas of expertise but i'm going to try to open things here with some more general philosophical, political discussion. a lot of people believe politics is just a struggle for power, and certainly if you look at the elections, if you look at the way congress is operating these day
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
to say hey, i'm getting a call from the irs and they are wanting my tax money. because i haven't signed up for their insurance program. second, we will not administer medicaid through utah's health exchange. they want to maintain a clear separation between an approach in the private sector and providing opportunities for the private sector as a postal welfare-based system. not that they are not important aspects but we think there should be a clear separation between those two approaches. we want our exchange to remain focused on the core mission of creating competition and choice in the insurance marketplace. those who are in need again we recognize their people out there who have access and the right and it need an medicaid is maybe one of the answers but we believe that should be done separately and not by our exchange. third, you too administer the premium tax credit through our exchange. there is the number a number of reasons why we decided not to do that. one, we pride ourselves on -- in utah in being fiscally prudent. and i wish washington had that same pride which they c
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2013 9:00am EST
. and that's a large -- a large part of her business. we do tax returns were living and we liked tax advisor services your and so in our business, we are not a products company your car business is people, people with knowledge, ideas, innovation, helping clients solve their most challenging management and technology problem. from around the world. with people who have industry expertise that we deploy in every time and quick manner. and time and speed is everything. so within our broad workforce, our larger u.s. workforce, you know, we complement our u.s. workforce with foreign workers. and mobility is very important, so we hire people from college campuses on -- we also use immigrant visas as well and green card. for people on h-1bs, or people, citizens working with deloitte. and then we also use, we look at people who have expertise and specialized knowledge from around the world that we can bring into the united states. so we leverage other -- but it really is a matter of leveraging those to ensure that our clients receive the most timely modern and technology process so they can
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Feb 3, 2013 8:00am EST
encouraging people to buy homes they can afford does not grow sbc. the government subsidy started with tax deductions from housing and in the early 70s they started i knew pat kingsley community reinvestment act, which forced banks to get into the low income, high risk subprime lending business and banks have no business being in that business of reminding other people's money. the bank should not be in the high end landing system. to build big events happened on september 9th 299. for bill clinton, president at the time made it mandatory, although it's gone back two years and he said okay, freddie mac and fannie mae, to government-sponsored enterprise have half-year loss of affordable housing, i.e. subprime lending. that was a germanic announcement because of the size of freddy and fannie. there was an article in "the new york times" identified the risk involved in this issue in a sad lesson, freddie and fannie are so big that there's no way they can meet this goal without radically reducing mining standards and home mortgage business. for legitimate affordable housing market is not that
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Feb 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
medicare tax it's gone up significantly, right now 20 going up to 20% and 30% of the tax burden goes into subsidizing health care. 10% going to 15% of the tax burden was to finance medicaid. the point is when you add all of this out it is a flood of money. why does it matter? the reason that it matters as our health care system is so inefficient that the average person not only could afford their health care but would save an enormous amount of money if we transferred this back to them. we are not going to do it, but it enormously changes your perspective on what is happening. now a lot of you may be thinking what about those who can't afford it and don't have a job? somewhere around $850 million on subsidizing medicare and medicaid. that's what we spent last year. you could give 100 million americans $8,500 a year with that money to feed a family of four, you give it to them every year of their life. so with that you could take the current system, the current spending, including everybody and have a complete direct system. we aren't going to do it but we could. that's how much money
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
else's life. it's an area they voted to tax themselves we could have better health care and better schools. they look at washington and don't understand the fight in a lot of ways. >> host: specifically when it comes to technology related issues, do you hear anything that your constituency wants? >> guest: there is concern about innovation and the role that the current law has in the area in stifling innovation. that is difficult to remedy. we had a bill that i ended up not voting for last year having worked on it for 12 years that really didn't do what we had hoped it would do. we have got an overarching scheme on copyright enforcement that is probably not that positive in terms of technology innovation. i am sure you all remember the sofa brouhaha last year. we stop the overreach from the copyright board that the -- i'm not talking about the company's. i'm just talking about individuals who are inventing things and creating things feel that there is a problem in terms of the copyright regime and we come together and make sure that it works in the internet age. that something i'd
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Feb 8, 2013 12:00pm EST
energy or immigration or tax reform, actually get the work of the people done but let's also focus on tackling the trust gap and infusing a little bit more believe ability into the system. >> who may be out there trying to stop our work? who may be out there trying to stop the work and what do we do? >> i was going to say this, put yourself in my position. i come in as a brand new freshman from being a governor from the great state of west virginia. i come into the 112, chris which is the least performing in the history of our country. insects have a higher rating than we do. you can imagine my frustration. we are going to change. who is out there shooting at us? the have probably seen a lot of different organizations, to change the world we are going to do this and that and they start taking policy positions and trying to become a party that is in our goal. it's to make this thing work and that makes congress work. if congress works, this government will work and this country it will work and we all work. that is what we are trying to get. your movement is basically -- i'm not trying
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Feb 2, 2013 3:00pm EST
competing head-to-head with internet sales, which at least as we speak now, still do not charge sales tax. we are required to collect the tax. we are not playing on a level playing field. however, having that on all of that, the public perception of giant corporations is changing. people understand the importance of supporting a local endeavor which supports local taxes and is involved with the local community. and i am very proud of the 15 colleagues at work here with me. we have a remarkable scientific community here here and in los alamos. so we do a great deal with science and theory and philosophy. this is a deeply religious experience. this whole wall behind me is paperback fiction and that rules out if you're on a steady basis to visitors want something light to read when they are traveling and not too terribly important. the breakfast meats here all winter long which comes to santa fe, along with millions of other viewers across the world. we do a lot with music and art. pretty much everything. the history is rooted in two major cultures. native american, hispanic, and that is obv
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Feb 9, 2013 6:00am EST
how voters behave across ballot measures on a rake of issues like marriage and immigration. taxes and education. -- on exactly which voters will vote for and against us based on how they vote on other issues. we will build power, whether he take action, and we will create change. [cheering and applause] i believe, i believe that all movements need guiding principles and values. a true north. and that ours must be love, commitment, and compassion. but it must be an expansive love. a broad commitment to the ways we create family and compassion that leads to action for those who are marginalized. today we have choices to make about the future of our movement, what will we stand for? what will we stand for? our task force, brother, poet, activist, and creator of change, william brandon -- what will we stand for? he died this year but his words can still help to guide us. he wrote a poem titled "on the occasion of a victory for president elect, senator barack obama" first calls out our nation's history of slavery and then reads; stand up at the daven this new day. stand up and let your joy
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Feb 4, 2013 8:30pm EST
health care, prescription drug benefits for seniors, he wanted no tax cuts until the debt was paid down. so, mr. mayor, it's not just new york that -- [inaudible] and had a lot of other interesting things. he still wanted to give young people a second chance. he used to say he was a liberal but he was sane. which was another saying of i believe in government you have to look at the impact of this. i don't think i ever debated to discuss agreed with, anybody in this line of work who had a better feel for the impact of what people in government did on the real life of people. he could imagine what life was like. one of his great second chance ideas was that there ought to be a universal scouting program for america. for really young people and i had been out in montana and meeting with people in had 4-h and i said if every kid was in america was in 4-rbgs h we would half the letter. e said we would have far less than half. you should get behind the scouting proposal. we reconnect to the mainstream of life by giving him something positive to be a part of it. he wrote a ton of books. .
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Feb 4, 2013 11:00pm EST
on. when we didn't support the tax of [inaudible] , because their implications, yet the first meeting, it was the first item on the agenda. the countries that supported this could get out of. i think during this current time, we need to start the negotiations for free trade between the eu and the u.s. the greatest trading block on earth, which is the european union, and the united states will be able to understand how this can happen. the u.s. will become an exporter of energy with the changes that have happened there. we need much more focus ourselves. at the end of the day, it is always about jobs and that means injecting growth into european economies as a result of jobs that are being created for millions of young people across tiernan and give them hope and inspiration and motivation that politics actually >> one of the things that we should be doing, is to pick the low hanging fruits, and they are out there. we could finalize the trade agreements. we are hopeful that this is what we should be doing. we were so eager to finalize this. why is that important? it is important becaus
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Feb 4, 2013 8:30am EST
conditions will be outlawed, and there will be tax credits for most of the people who are newly eligible so that working families can save money on their coverage right away. now, we have a website up and running, healthcare.gov, which has up-to-date information about what's coming and what you think about. we are beginning to collect names so they can send people updates. but it is a strategy that is going to take a lot of outreach and effort. everyone can play a role in educating americans about the new coverage options that are coming. if you're a health care provider, you can start talking to your patients. if you here as a state or local official, you can share information with people who seek out government services are if you're one of the policy analyst in this room, you can help identify better ways to locate uninsured, and move them and motivate them to purchase coverage. and if you're a researcher, you can help make sure that once people get coverage, they get the care they need. especially critical preventive services. so many of us in this room have been arguing for decades
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 8:00am EST
. she pays. right now 20 going up to 25 and 30% of the federal tax burden goes into subsidizing health care. 10% going to 15% of state tax burden goes to finance medicaid. the point is when you at all this money up it's a lot of money. why does it matter? the reason it matters is our health care system is so inefficient that the average person, not only could afford their health care, but would save an enormous amount of money if you transfer this money back to them and spend it to the customer. we're not going to do it but it enormous he changes your perspective on what's happening. a lot of you may be thinking that what about those who can't afford them what about those who don't have a job? we will spend somewhere around $850 million on subsidizing medicare and medicaid. it's what we spent last year. will spend more issue. you could give 100 million americans $8500 a year with that money. a family of four, $34,000, give it to them every other life. so the fact you could take our current system, current spending to include everybody and have a complete consumer directed system
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
security, welfare of grandparents, whether it is how much we tax, invest, how good our system of education is to all of those things at their core is the notion that we want the same for the kids of bridgeport as the kids in greenwich. there's an awful lot more that unites us than divides us which will make this cars we all serve in live up to the ability in the qualities of the republic. thank you very much. >> congresswoman. >> good morning, everyone. i was elected to congress about a year-and-a-half ago from california. i represent a district of los angeles. my whole life i am the mother, grandmother, i have worked in the private sector. i have my teaching credential, or to the public sector. my whole life by solve problems. i thought i was uniquely qualified to come to congress because we would be solving problems. frustrating moving from one crisis to the next which between you and me have been man-made, and i mean that -- [laughter] and the moderator is going to give her thoughts on that one. man-made crises, and it the worst problem in our country is the fact that congress cannot be
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Jan 31, 2013 8:00pm EST
provision of the affordable care act this looks like a massive tax increase in you combine those into a single piece of legislation suddenly looks attractive. is the exact same dynamic and that is why we should encourage a more piecemeal approach and why unfortunate we didn't get more progress. the question is who are the roadblocks to the progress and it would have been good if some of the advocates of high skills recognize that i made a lot of noise about it but their feeling was let's put aside. >> i worry about the guestworker program. you need to deal with future flows. you can just take all the undocumented workers and give them a the legal -- because you don't do anything to remove the magnet from illegal immigration in five or 10 down -- years down the road you are dealing with the same thing. with the afl-cio and some unions and left-leaning groups opposed to expanding the guestworker program i worry that the blanket pathways to citizenship or legal status where the want to call it and leave the guestworker part out of it and we don't solve any problem and gave politics are j
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Feb 3, 2013 12:30am EST
the state of the -- new mexico still do not charge sales tax. we cannot afford to get the discounts and we are required to collect the taxes so we are not playing on a level feed playing field. ever having said all that i truly believe that the public reception of giant corporations is changing. the people understand the importance of supporting a local endeavor which hires local people and pays local taxes and is involved with the local community and i am very proud of the existing college network here. we have a remarkable scientific community both here and of course in los alamos and who lost their independent bookstore about a month ago so we do a great deal with science and theory and a great deal with philosophy. it is a religious city. people are anxious to know about other religions or religions do well. this wall behind me is paperback fiction and that rules that appear on a steady basis. locals and visitors who want something light to read what they are traveling and nothing too terribly important. the opera breakfast meats here all winter long before the simulcast of the
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Feb 3, 2013 7:30pm EST
we speak now, they still do not charge sales tax. we cannot afford to give the discounts and we are required to collect the tax. so we are not playing on a level level playing field. however, saying all of that, i truly believe that the public perception of giant corporations is changing. people understand the importance of supporting local endeavors which hires local people and pays local taxes and is involved with the local community. i am so proud of the 15 colleagues at work here. we have a remarkable scientific community here, and of course in los alamos. they lost their independent bookstore about a month ago. we do a great deal with science and theory and a great deal with philosophy. this is a deeply religious city. religion does well. this wall behind the paperback fiction combat rolls out here on a steady basis. both for locals and visitors who want something light to read. the author breakfast meats here all winter long before the metropolitan opera, which comes to santa fe along with millions of other viewers across the world. there is a breakfast and a lecture here. we
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Feb 1, 2013 7:00pm EST
military assistance is good or bad, it is the u.s. taxpayer dollar used to further u.s. tax your interest and every time a new government comes into power, we should take that aid down to zero and build it anew. does that mean we should give everybody the same as before? maybe it does. does that mean we should give them zero? could be. does that mean we should give them more? also a possibility. the autopilot is unconscionable and that's the problem we have now is where an autopilot. i'm not talking about the contract stopping building whatever sewage plant in whatever country. obviously things are going on in pipelines in our foreign aid. the issue is the message we send, that we become hysterical. our aid must end and the answer is no, don't do it based on that. obviously that's an exit poll. they should be based on a whole array of questions relating to where the flaw, treatment treatment of minorities, economic raise, action towards allies. all of those things are known factors and it seems as everybody is sending better to do than have an aggressive oversight hearing on the question
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Feb 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
government promised to do that they're not doing searches tax allowances. isn't the truth that this is about political calculation rather than anything to do with principle? [shouting] >> the honorable gentleman and i will disagree on this. we are doing this very clearly as an important part that we can make this a fair place to live. the measure was clearly side up with qualities at the time of election and what a day to say is we will continue to work with our colleagues in northern ireland to make sure we have the right recognition for english and welsh marriages in the northern ireland part of the united kingdom as well. i give way to the honorable member. >> i'm grateful to the secretary of state talking about protections in the bill. we've had the case of mr. adrian smith who lost his job he spent an enormous amount of money in legal fees and had a 40% cut in a salary making a private comment. how are we going to protect people like mr. smith working in the public sector in this country? >> my honorable friend who i know takes a deep interest in these matters is entirely right to
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Feb 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
the bonus that you get it usually comes out around tax time or after tax time. i mean tell us about the bonus and how that works. >> guest: right. well, the bonus that we get is a result of pounding lobsters or when we catch lobsters in september and the price is very low, we have a real natural pound it's called. it's a salt water area where you can put lobsters to store while the price is low and then take them back out in the winter, let's say february or march when the prices is back up, when it's back up high, and the extra money or the profit is divvied up among fishermen as the bonus. c-span: and at a given time in a normal year, how big a bonus is there? >> guest: anywhere since i've been back to the island, we've had anywhere from a 50-cent per pound bonus to a 75-cent per pound bonus, and it's a bonus not on what you put into the lobster pound yourself but it's a bonus on what you have sold to the co-op all season. so if you catch 10,000 pounds for the season, you're paid on your 10,000 pounds. if it's 50 cents, you get $5,000. c-span: and when does that check usually come
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